Samsung is updating it Wallet app, allows Samsung customers to securely access their documents like digital IDs, boarding passes, rail tickets, and FASTag accounts in one location. Users will also be able to access Digital IDs such as Aadhaar, PAN, Driving Licenses and Vehicle RCs from Samsung Wallet. In addition to this, the company has also merged Samsung Pay & Samsung Pass on the platform letting consumers have a seamless card Tap & Pay, UPI payments & bill payments experience.
Samsung has announced that owners of Galaxy smartphones can now access all of their necessary Digital IDs, including their Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, driver’s licence, and vehicle registration certificate, through Samsung Wallet. According to the company users of Galaxy smartphones can quickly and securely maintain their Co-WIN immunisation certificates on their phone.
The Samsung Wallet, which combines and improves the features of Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass on Galaxy smartphones has also received a number of new travel and mobility features from Samsung. These features are said to enable customers have a seamless card Tap and Pay, UPI payments and bill payments experience.
In addition to this, the users will also be able to top off and monitor their FASTag accounts, save their flight boarding passes for easy access, and utilise a comprehensive rail ticketing solution within Samsung Wallet such as booking and saving tickets, and checking train status, among others. By scanning the QR code or barcode, or by importing the image or PDF, users can upload rail tickets or boarding cards to Samsung Wallet.
Users will be able to access over 2,000 more IDs/documents straight from Samsung Wallet in addition to the four Digital IDs—Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, Driving Licence, and Vehicle Registration Certificate. The details will be shown on the device within the Samsung Wallet app, but Samsung will not store any of this information for privacy and security.
Users may access UPI, bill payments, Digital IDs, travel and mobility documents, FASTag, Gift cards, Coupons, and much more by just swiping up to launch Samsung Wallet from the off-screen, lock screen and home screen on their Galaxy devices.
In terms of availability Galaxy smartphone users can update their existing Samsung Pay service to Samsung Wallet through the Galaxy Store. The update is available through auto mode and manual mode.
According to the company, a dedicated team of engineers, designs and product managers at the Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore (SRI-B), which is Samsung’s largest R&D centre outside Korea, has developed these new features of Samsung Wallet. These features are part of several India-specific features developed by SRI-B for Samsung Galaxy smartphones. To protect the personal and financial information of users, it employs a number of unique security techniques, including tokenization. Additionally, Samsung Knox, a defence-grade security platform, continuously guards against malware and other threats on customers’ mobile devices.
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